Biography

Education

  • PhD in Physics (September 1999 – October 2002)
    Free University Berlin, Germany
    Thesis title: ‘Structure, Morphology and Dynamics of Quasicrystal Surfaces’
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Condensed Matter Physics (October 1998 – September 1999)
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
    Dissertation title: ‘Angle-resolved Photoemission of the Clean InSb(100) Surface’
  • Master Course in Atomic Physics, (October 1997 – September 1998)
    Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • M. Sc. in Physics (August 1995 – September 1997)
    Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Major: Solid State Physics, Distinction Class, Gold Medal
  • B. Sc. (1993 – 1995)
    Tri-Chandra College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Major: Physics & Mathematics, Distinction Class, first position in Tri-Chandra College

Employment Records

  • Senior Lecturer (October 2018 – continued)
    Department of Physics, the University of Liverpool
  • EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow/Lecturer (March 2007 -September 2018 )
    Department of Physics, the University of Liverpool
  • Senior Researcher (Permanent Government Employee) (April 2006 – March 2007)
    National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (November 2004 – March 2006)
    National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
  • JST Postdoctoral Research Fellow (December 2002 – November 2004)
    National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education, 2017
  • Nepal Bhusan Kha Gold Medal awarded by the President of Nepal, 2016
  • Small items of Research Equipment at the University of Liverpool, CoI, project
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation fellowship, Japan (July-
    August 2013
  • EPSRC Advanced Fellowship, the UK (2006), project  Project
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, Japan (2004 – 2006)
  • Scholarship in Diploma from International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy (1998-1999)
  • Exchange Student Scholarship, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan (1997-1998)
  • Chhatra Prasad Mainali GOLD MEDAL for the best M. Sc.,1998, Nepal
  • Intelligent Student Scholarship in M. Sc. from Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1995-1997)

Professional Activities

  • Chair, the 1st and 2nd Global Knowledge Convention, jointly organised by the Nepal Government
    and the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Nepal (2018, 2020)
  • Elected to the committee of the Thin Films and Surfaces Group, the Institute of Physics, 2018-2022
  • Chair, Surface Science Day, the University of Liverpool, 2017
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Institute of Physics, UK 2016
  • Co-chair, the 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals, Kathmandu, Nepal 2016
  • Co-organizer, Surface Science Day in University of Central Lancashire, 2015
  • Member of Steering Committee and Founding Member of Nepal Science Foundation Trust
  • Member, National Organizing Committee, International Conference on Aperiodic Materials, 2009
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Institute of Physics, UK, 2009
  • Committee Member, IOP, the Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group, 2008-2011
  • Member, Institute of Physics (IOP), UK
  • Life member, Nepal Physical Society
  • Reviewer for scientific journals in the field of quasicrystals
  • Secretary (1996) and President (1997) of Student Association of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Invited Talks

Conferences

  1. Surface and overlayer structure of quasicrystals, crystals with forbidden symmetries, the International Conference on Frontier of Physics (ICFP)-2022, Nepal Physical Society, Kathmandu (January 2022)
  2. Atomic and molecular overlayers on quasicrystal surfaces, ANPA Conference-2020, Association
    of Nepali Physicists in America, USA (July 2020)
  3. A molecular overlayer with the Fibonacci square grid structure, 14th International Conference
    on Quasicrystals (ICQ14), Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (May 2019)
  4. Quasicrystalline Overlayer with Crystallographic Rotational Symmetry, International Conference on Explorations in Physics, Kathmandu (May 2018)
  5. Quasicrystalline thin film of single elements and molecules, Toyota RIKEN, International Workshop 2015 on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: Open Space between Heavy Fermions and Quasi-crystals, Nagoya, Japan (17-19 November 2015)
  6. Templated quasirystalline ordering of single elements and molecules, 23rd Congress of International Union of Crystallography, Montreal, Canada, (5-12 August 2014)
  7. Templated quasictystalline films of single elements and molecules, Statistical Physics and Low Dimensional Systems, Ponta-Mousson, France (21-23 May 2014)
  8. Epitaxial phenomena on quasicrystal surfaces, The 28th Meeting of the European Crystal­lographic Association, Warwick, UK (25-29 August 2013)
  9. From the reciprocal to the real space in surface science, Berlin, Germany (12-14 September 2012)
  10. Quasicrystalline thin films of single elements and molecules, The seventh International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals (APERIODIC 2012), Cairns (2-7 September 2012)
  11. Thin film growth on surfaces of icosahedral Ag-In-Yb quasicrystal, Statistical Physics and Low Dimensional Systems, Abbaye des Prmontrs, Pont–Mousson, France (29 May  – 1 June 2012)
  12. Thin films with exotic structures formed on surfaces of quasicrystals, International Con­ference on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials (ICRAM-2012), Vellore, India (20-22 February 2012)
  13. Quasicrystalline thin film of single elements and molecules grown on surfaces of a new quasicrystal, International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for sus­tainable development (ICAMN2011), Kathmandu, Nepal (21-23 October 2011)
  14. Single-Element Quasicrystalline Thin Films Formed on Surfaces of Icosahedral Ag-In-Yb Quasicrystal, The 6th Asian International Workshop on Quasicrystals (AIWQ6), Seoul Korea (30 May -­2 June 2011)
  15. Thin films on quasicrystal surfaces, Annual convention of Nepal Physical Society, Kath­mandu, Nepal (July 2010)
  16. Surfaces of i-Cd-Yb family quasicrystals: structure, electronic properties and epitaxy, The 11th International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ11), Sapporo, Japan (June, 2010)
  17. Surfaces of Ag-based quasicrystals, International Workshop on Surface of Quasicrystals, Tsukuba, Japan (June 2010)
  18. Studies of thin film growth on Tsai type quasicrystals, Surfaces of Complex Metallic Alloys III, Berlin, Germany (April 2009) (plenary)
  19. Ag-Based Quasicrystal: Novel Template for Psedomorphic Films, Frontiers in Complex Metallic Alloys, Zagreb, Croatia (1-4 October 2008)
  20. Surface Studies of Ag-based Quasicrystals: Structure and Growth of Atomic Overlayers, 10th International Conference on Quasicrystals, Zurich, Switzerland (6-11 July 2008)
  21. Structure and low energy phonons of quasicrystal surfaces, Japan Physical Society Meeting (March 2004)

Colloquiums and Seminars 

  1. Quasicrystals with Crystallographic Rotational Symmetry, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2018
  2. Templated quasicrystals of single elements and molecules: An extended study; Faculty Seminar, UGC–DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, India, 29th August 2017
  3. Quasicrystalline films of Single Elements and Molecules; Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Tsukuba, Preston, 19 October 2015
  4. Quasicrystalline films of Single Elements and Molecules, National Institutes for Material Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan, 12 November 2015
  5. Templated Quasicrystals of Single Elements and Molecules, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, 11 November 2015
  6. Quasicrystal Surfaces, Nepal Physical society, Kathmandu, Nepal, 10 January 2015
  7. Epitaxial phenomena on quasicrystal surfaces, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan, August 2013
  8. Epitaxial phenomena on quasicrystal surfaces, the institute of industrial science, the University of Tokyo, August 2013
  9. Epitaxial phenomena on quasicrystal surfaces, Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Niijuku, Tokyo, July 2013
  10. Surface Physics and Scanning tunneling microscopy, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal, 27 February 2012
  11. Quasicrystals: Novel templates for the growth of quasicrystalline thin films of single ele­ments and molecules, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 24 February 2012
  12. Quasicrystals: Novel templates for the growth of thin films with exotic-and nano-structures, MANA, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan, 19th January 2012
  13. Surfaces of Quasicrystals, Amrit Science College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal October 2011
  14. Thin film growth on quasicrystal surfaces, Tokyo University of Science June 2011
  15. Thin Film Growth on Icosahedral i-Ag-In-Yb Quasicrystal Surfaces, Center for Noncrys­talline Materials, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Ko­rea, June 2010
  16. Epitaxy on Quasicrystals, The Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory Seminar, University of Birmingham, 28th January 2009
  17. Thin film growth on quasicrystal surfaces, Nepal Physical Society, Kathmandu, Nepal, October 2007
  18. Pseudomorphic quasicrystalline film: Avenue towards reduced complexity, University of Liverpool, UK, September 2005
  19. Single-element pseudomorphic quasicrystalline films CMSS colloquium in Ohio University, USA, June 2005
  20. Quasicrystal Surfaces: Structure, Low Energy Phonons and Film Growth, Ames Labora­tory, Iowa, USA, December 2003
  21. Quasicrystal Surfaces: Structure, Low Energy Phonons and Film Growth, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, December 2003
  22. Quasicrystal Surfaces, Nepal Physical Society, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 2002

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